Liver 2

essential oils for acupressureAcupressure point Liver 2 is an important point for resolving and descending Liver Fire. While acupressure point Liver 3 is a major point for resolving Liver Congestion, Liver Heat begins to accumulate if Liver Qi Stagnation is not resolved in a timely manner; Liver Fire results in more and more serious diseases and mental imbalanced.

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General Acupressure Directions-Video

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Other Name(s) of Liver 2:

  • Xingjian
  • Temporary In-between
  • Moving Between

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Liver 2:

  • Sedation Point
  • Ying-Spring Point
  • Fire Point

Location of Liver 2

Between the webbing of the big toe and second toe on the top of the foot in the depression just proximal to the margin of the webbing

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Liver 2:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations  of Liver 2

Headaches

In cases of chronic headaches apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to Liver 2 and acupressure point Gallbladder 41 and the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Large Intestine 4 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and consider using our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula

Pain Relief

When suffering with arthritis or the immediate aftermath of stroke with severe muscle contractions, apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to Liver 2 and to acupressure point Spleen 10 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and consider using our organic herbal Great Mender formula

Emotional Imbalances

For severe emotional upset marked with frustration or outbursts of anger, or severe insomnia apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to Liver 2 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Pericardium 7 and acupressure point Heart 7 and the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) ) and consider using our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula

Gynecological Conditions

With heavy irregular menstrual bleeding apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to Liver 2 and to acupressure point Spleen 10 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion). And consider using our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula combined with our organic herb formula Stasis in the Lower Palace

Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.

References

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Xu, Y., Lin, S., Jiang, C., Ye, X., Tao, J., Wilfried, S., … Yang, S. (2018). Synergistic effect of acupuncture and mirror therapy on post-stroke upper limb dysfunction: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials19(1), 303. doi:10.1186/s13063-018-2585-8

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